Virginia Entertainers

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    Caressa Cameron, Miss America 2010

    Virginia's entertainers encompass a wide range of musical genres, pop up between television and the silverscreen, and even wear sparkling crowns ...

     

     

    Musicians | Actors | Other Entertainment Figures 

     

     

     

    Musicians

    • Pearl Bailey - (1918-1988) Newport News; singer
    • Maybelle Carter - (1909-1979) Nicklesville; country singer
    • June Carter Cash - (1929-2003) Hiltons; country singer, married to Johnny Cash
    • Patsy Cline - (1932-1963) Winchester; country singer
    • Ella Fitzgerald - (1917-1996) Newport News; singer
    • Kate Smith - (1909-1986) Greenville; singer
    • Joseph B. Jefferson - Richmond/Petersburg; songwriter
     

    Today's Musicians 

     

     

    Actors

    • Warren Beatty - (1937- ) Richmond; movie actor and director, Academy Award winner as director of "Reds"
    • Joseph Cotten - (1905-1994) Petersburg; movie actor
    • Shirley MacLaine - Richmond; stage and screen actress, Academy Award winner
    • George C. Scott - (1927-1999) Wise; movie actor, Academy Award winner for "Patton"
    • Blair Underwood - (1964- ) Tacoma, Washington; moved to different states before settling in Alexandria, VA. actor, "The Event"
    • Spencer Christian - Charles City; former TV weatherman for ABC's "Good Morning America"
    • Katie Couric - (1957- ) Arlington; anchor, CBS Evening News
    • Tim Reid - (1944- ) Norfolk; TV actor, director "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Simon & Simon," "Sister Sister"
    • Willard Scott - (1934- ) Alexandria; TV weatherman, NBC's "Today Show"

     

     

    Other Entertainment Figures

    • Kylene Barker – Galax; 1979 Miss America
    • Caressa Cameron - Fredericksburg; 2010 Miss America
    • Nicole Johnson Virginia Beach; 1999 Miss America
    • Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (1878-1949) Richmond; dancer, stage and screen actor in early 1900s

     

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Last Updated: 12/20/2011 5:13 PM
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